Lightroom - What's New!Adobe last night released cloud-based Lightroom Desktop 3.1 and Mobile iOS and Android 5.1. These updates contain support for new cameras, new lens profiles, bug fixes (including macOS Catalina-related), and a few new features.

Lightroom Classic 9.1 was also released – read about it in my Classic article.

In This Article:

(These links above to sections below may or may not work depending on what device and system you are using. If they don’t, then scroll down.)

How and When to Update
New Cameras Now Supported
New Lens Profiles
View and Contribute to Albums Shared with You
Also New in Lightroom Mobile

How and When to Update

How to Update Lightroom Desktop

If you previously were prompted to agree to auto-update Lightroom and if you agreed, then when you open Lightroom for the first time after the update is available, you may be notified that “Lightroom Needs to Do Some Updating” and then you’ll be using the new Lightroom 3.1.

Lightroom 3.0 Desktop Updating

Go to Help>System Info to verify that you are now using version 3.1. Otherwise to update to 3.1, go to Help>Updates, and in the Creative Cloud app, on the Updates tab click on Update next to Lightroom (cloud-based photo service; not Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC 2015.)

The Creative Cloud app has been redesigned – click on Updates on the left or on Photography to isolate these apps and find Lightroom Desktop (the cloud-based photo service).

When to Update Lightroom Desktop (if Lightroom didn’t auto-update):

I don’t expect any issues with Lightroom 3.1 and updates of this app usually go smoothly, but if you’re not in a hurry to get the new features, it can’t hurt to wait a week or so to make sure that others aren’t experiencing major bugs with it.

If I hear of serious issues with this release I will post them here in this section – please check here rather than emailing me.

Click here to check for bug reports and to report bugs or issues that you encounter.

How to Update Lightroom Mobile

Find the Lightroom app in the Apple App or Google Play store and tap on Update.

Report Lightroom mobile bugs here.

New Cameras Now Supported

The entire Lightroom ecosystem now supports the following new cameras:

  • Canon EOS M200
  • Canon EOS Ra
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • LEICA SL2
  • Nikon Z 50
  • Sigma fp
  • Sony a9 II (ILCE-9M2)
  • ZEISS ZX1

Click here for a list of all cameras supported by each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Lens Profiles

These new lens profiles are available throughout the Lightroom ecosystem:

  • Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS